Messages designed to encourage weight loss could have opposite effect

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Washington, Jan. 9 (ANI): Weight-stigmatizing messages shown by media - ones characterizing overweight individuals as lazy, weak-willed, self-indulgent and contributing to rising health care costs - could be tipping the scales in the wrong direction, a new research has suggested. According to UC Santa Barbara psychology professor Brenda Major's research, when women who perceive themselves as ...

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